Advantages & Characteristics

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Advantages
  • For the farmer or any other user wishing to add value to his operation, the pan mill presents a low cost effective, sensible and practical option.  
  • The benefits are:
    •  low capital and low running costs. 
    • No big tractors or huge electrical motors,
    • Minimal maintenance,
    • Faster milling times.  
  • For a minimal investment a big return can be obtained in terms of monetary advantages if used as an income producing asset, or if supplied to groups or communities to mill for food or feed for their daily needs.  
  • The Pan Mill machines are designed and built to be cost effective and power saving.  
  • It is easy to use, safe and there is low dust output.  
  • Cost of spare parts for these machines, are very low with the useable parts easily to replace and easily obtainable.  
  • Though the Pan Mill has been developed for the processing of animal food, you can also use it to process food for human consumption.  
  • It is being used for:  
    • milling chemicals,  
    • herbs & spices,  
    • foods such as maize meal (polenta),  
    • super bind,  
    • hoodia,  
    • dry aloe and herbal tea.  
  • You can use your Pan Mill to mill up basically any of the following DRY products:  
    • Lucerne,  
    • Straw,  
    • Bean-or Monkey-nut Hay,  
    • Grass,  
    • Oats Maize residue and  
    • all DRY grain.
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Characteristics
  • The casing is factory made and powder coated.  
  • The Pan Mill works with a horizontal cutting action that creates a strong wind force.  
  • Different screens are used for different products and end results.  
  • Two wing nuts are used to fasten and replace the screens.  
  • The usable parts include:
    • blades (which can be sharpened). When replaced the bolts and nuts must also be replaced; 
    • and the screens.  
  • The only requirement is that the produce has to be dry so that the screens do not get clogged.  
  • One person can operate the Pan Mill.  
  • It has a two or four bag capacity, depending on the model.  
  • Other attachments can be attached such as auger feeders.